This Thanksgiving is SO special to me because my guy and I are getting married!! If you have been following along on ISPYDIY Instagram, I have been sharing some sneak peeks of our DIY wedding, and one project I am excited to take on is the charcuterie table!! And I am excited to partner up again with my longtime sponsor, Krylon® Brand, to give a thrifted table a makeover. It honestly brings me so much joy to create these cheese boards!!!
I was looking for a round table so friends could gather around & snack before the ceremony, and I was beyond excited when I spotted this one at Goodwill for $30!! But wait, it gets better, when you flip the top it’s a bumper pool and poker table, AMAZING! So after the food is gone, we can fire up the games. The only downside was that the “wood” aka cheap veneer was chipping and I did not love the orangey color. So I thought it would be fun to paint it with Krylon® Brand Chalkboard Paint, to give it a matte black finish, which also could be used for writing fun messages and keeping score! I also found some white and wood candle sticks at the second hand store and gave them a spray painted makeover with Krylon ColorMaster™ Paint + Primer in Matte Bordeaux and Brushed Metallic Champagne Nouveau. I am obsessed with the dark and moody vibe of the Bordeaux color, and Champagne Nouveau mixed in perfectly with my antique gold pieces. After I painted two coats on the table and let it dry, I started building my cheese board. I stuck to the color theme of the wedding, dark reds and greens with brass and wood accents, and absolutely love how it turned out and now I have a reference for my wedding day!
Step and Supplies after the break! (more…)
It’s Summer Summer Time! And I am gearing up to host a few get-togethers at my house, and wanted to create a seasonal centerpiece. This one is as easy as piling up a bunch of citrus fruits! When you are done, break out the juicer and make orange popsicles or mimosas for the following afternoon 😉 For a little something special, I sliced a few oranges in half, scooped out the inside, and add a wick then filled with granulated wax to create a quick candle!
What you need:
Greenery – I used assorted eucalyptus in my centerpiece
Citrus fruits – Oranges, Lemons, Kumquats, Grapefruit, Tangerines, Clementines, Mandarin Oranges
Table Runner (optional)
What to do:
Use a platter or plate to ground your centerpiece. It’s easier to have a base before placing your fruits so that they don’t roll around.
Start layering up your assorted citrus fruits. The more variety of fruits you purchase, the more visually interesting the centerpiece will look. Try to alternate color tones and sizes in your layering.
Next add in the greenery. Place the greenery in and around the fruits to add contrast.
Stand back and view your creation as a whole. If you notice any holes, go back and fill them in with that extra kumquat or eucalyptus sprig.
For the candles, slice an orange in half.
Scoop out the inners with a spoon. Snack as you go, of course.
Place the wick in the middle of the orange.
Pour the granulated wax around the wick and fill up the orange half.
One month into 2018 and I have been sticking with my healthy eating! Now for a challenging food day: Super Bowl Sunday. Instead of bringing my usual meat and cheese platter to the party, I am switching it up with veggies and hummus, aka Colorful Crudité. It’s been too darn cold to venture out to grocery shop, so I have been using Peapod for a few months to get my groceries delivered, so when they reached out to create some posts, I said “Heck ya”! I love working with brands I already use and love. Plus, they have super fun veggies (hello purple cauliflower!) and if you go right now to this shopping list and order, you can have all your veggies and hummus before game day!
The first secret to making it look like you spend hours on the platter: Spoon out the center of a red cabbage, then fill with store bought hummus. Add canned chickpeas, oils, a sprinkle of paprika and garnish.
Next buy all your veggies already sliced. Peapod has prepackaged multicolored sliced veggies, so you can buy just the right amount, and skip the time in the kitchen cutting everything.
To create the board, place your bowl of hummus and olives on the end of a wood board and build off each bowl as a starting point. Surround each with a groupings of veggies and crackers, then use nuts to fill in the in between space. If you have little gaps, fill with kale, and sprinkle some pomegranate seeds on top for a little color! Click here for a shopping list! Plus all your classic chips & dips, party platters and prepared foods, paper products, cleaning supplies #onestopshop!
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